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  1. Alfa Giulia
    On the weekend my venerable Nexus 6P finally died, so I bought a Pixel 4A 5G to replace it. The old phone had (mostly) connected to the Giulia's Bluetooth without problems, so I wasn't expecting problems with the new one. However it took me about ten attempts to connect successfully, then when...
  2. Alfa MiTo
    I've owned a MiTo for 8 years now (the 2010 135bhp version) and the lack of aux connection or Bluetooth connection for media has always been a bit frustrating. Similarly, it took me a while to stumble upon a decent phone holder that does not block an air vent or impair the driver's view out the...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Today I bought an Alfa Romeo 159. I love the car but there is a problem... I can't seem to pair my phone. Normally you should be able to pair your phone in a menu when you press the telephone-icon on the steering wheel, but if I press it it doesn't do anything.. I also do not find anything about...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    I’ve tried searching the forum but couldn’t find anything. What’s the best iPhone XR holder for the car and best place for it to be placed? I have a dashcam on my phone and would like to use it hence the query
  5. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Are there any alternative phone holders available which slot into the TomTom port on the dash of a Giulietta? I'm loathe to shell out £50-60 for Alfa's official one, which looks as if it was designed by a 6 year old in the mid 1990s. Alternatively, has anyone come up with any creative...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have recently noticed that when I press the phone symbol button on the left of my steering wheel, the recent calls and phone book display do not appear any more or does anything else. Any ideas? Cheers.
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I don’t know what is doing this but when Iam connected to the car and using the phone people say there’s a sound like a dog barking I can’t hear it it’s driving me made something must be causing it any help would be great
  8. ICE & Blue&Me
    Having purchased my £160 sw shed in December repairs have been going well. I’m a little stumped with the connect nav though. Repaired the screen on the unit so I could see what was going on. Plugged the cable for the system back in above the glove box which seemed to kick the cd changer back...
  9. The Technology Section
    On holiday I pulled something significantly large out of my pocket, entirely forgetting my phone was in there too. It dropped to my feet face down. I retrieved it and was pleasantly surprised to see no damage to the screen (I know that Samsung screens can be a bit sissy). This is a Samsung...
  10. Alfa Giulietta
    I'd like to have a cradle in the car to use phone as sat nav. This would be occasional use so I don't want one of the pad / sucker varieties. Preferably something I can pop in the glove box or spare wheel well or similar and take out on rare occasion needed. Does anyone have any suggestions? I...
  11. Alfa Giulietta
    I'm trying to find a cost efficient way to send all phone audio through my car speakers. Can the USB port in the glove box do this? Tried it and my phone (Samsung S8) just seems to charge.(This car doesn't have AUX) Tried an FM transmitter and the sound quality isn't great. Would rather avoid...
  12. General Motoring Discussion
    Discuss. One Golf, one Samsung paired to it. Phone rings. Ring tone (one of three, sound of which differs according to incoming call source) causes fluster in the car. Is it a mobile to mobile call, or Whats app, or a face time call? Italy calling! (not all of Italy, obviously), it must be...
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello. Can anyone recommend a mobile phone holder for spider 916? I carry a rather large iphone x, so the holder needs to be rotatable.... The ones i find online are typically for cars that have a more "conventional" interior... Thanks! best,
  14. Alfa Giulia
    I've started using Android Auto on my phone when using my other car but sometimes use it in the Giulia too. Now, when I used to use Google Maps for navigation on my old car (Zafira Tourer with aftermarket Bluetooth module), whenever it gave directions it would interrupt the music playing on the...
  15. The Technology Section
    So over the years I've tried endless Apps that claim to have made calling overseas free by using IP tunnelling/VOIP or some other bit of faff that uses the internet for calls/video calls for free (or at least no more than the cost of the ISP you are already paying). Looking at my phone now I...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, this is my first "real" post (the first one was just the introduction post) and I'm still getting used to the messy layout on this forum so please redirect me to the right place to post this question if this is the wrong place (I don't know if it's okay to ask this question in the...
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    I've had a crack at designing phone, tablet and laptop covers with a design inspired by the GTA 1300 Junior Autodelta. If anyone is interested to buy they are listed here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/formulat/works/31400182-35-alfisti-gta?asc=u
  18. ICE & Blue&Me
    I've got a new Guilietta arriving this month. After years of using a Brodit passive holder (for an iphone6) that mounts to the passenger dash facia, I'll looking for a more integrated, unobtrusive solution. What do you use? Vent attached, windshield mounted? Anyone found a particularly...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi how do I get my phone Bluetoothed to the car. It has the buttons on the steering wheel but that it! Nothing in the menu. It's a 2006 159 2.4 thanks Bill
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I own a 2006 159 Q4 v6 and I have been unsuccessfully trying to connect my Sony Z3 via Bluetooth. I can pair them, but connection keeps dropping out and I can't get the phone to work what so ever. The phone does not pick up Blue&Me, but something called "My Car". So I thought that maybe this a...
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